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Authorities locate boat that sunk with 4 fishermen aboard

The Leonardo, a 57-foot scalloper based out of New Bedford, was located and identified Sunday morning, according to Massachusetts Environmental Police.

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A fishing vessel that capsized and sank miles off Martha’s Vineyard with four fishermen aboard has been found.

The Leonardo, a 57-foot scalloper based out of New Bedford, was located and identified Sunday morning, according to Massachusetts Environmental Police.

Only one of the four fishermen aboard the Leonardo was rescued since the boat went down on Nov. 24. The other three men, Capt. Gerald Bretal, Mark Cormier and Xavier Vega, are considered lost at sea.

The vessel sank around 24 miles southwest of Martha’s Vineyard and was found 140 feet down “sitting perfectly upright,” Major Patrick Moran told The Standard Times.

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Officials sent an underwater robot to scan the vessel but said that the tinted windows prevented the robot from seeing inside.

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